Midship Runabout


Engine Drop Prep

I finally saved money to do something with my black car. I’m undecided as to if I should rebuild, or buy a GenIII clip. I really believe the GenII motors are alot less stout...

How To: Remove Intercooler

The intercooler can be tough to get in and out of there. 1. Remove the Intercooler Fan with the 3 bolts. 2. Remove the passenger side Engine Hook. Here it is. 2 medium bolts...

How To: Install Thermostat

Real quick pics of a thermostat change in a MKII T. There are only 2 bolts holding the thermostat in place, but there are some peripheral items that removal of will make the thermostat...

How To: Flush Coolant

Pat decided to use Evan’s NPG+ as a coolant in hopes of preventing detonation that chronically plagues 3SGTE’s when they reach the 300 rear wheel horsepower limit. Pat is going to be using a...

AC Conversion 1

AC Conversion

The “proper” way to do a conversion is NOT the only way. THE reason that you have to remove all traces of R-12 in a system is because the introduction of R-134 turns the...


Basic DIY Diagnostics

To start with: Gotta have tools. The more tools you have the better. Basic tools are essential; socket set, wrench set, screwdriver set, test light, mulitmeter volts/ohms, jumper wires ( make yourself a set...


Buying a Modified MR2

Are you thinking of buying a modified MR2 Turbo? It may be a fast way to get the power you always wanted without going through the effort of building one for yourself. It may...

Does the MR2 Make for a Good First Car? 1

Does the MR2 Make for a Good First Car?

In response to the threads that tend to pop up every so often with 16/17/18 years olds asking if it is a good idea to get an MR2 as a first car, I would like to offer the following.

Short Answer: No

Long Answer:

The MR2 is a special and unique car. That is what so many of us spend so much time fixated on this message board, mailing lists, club events, etc. The reason you are here reading about the MR2, researching it, considering it is very likely that you have recognized the MR2 provides some features that set it apart from your run-of-the-mill VW/Honda/Acura/BMW/Toyota.